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Superintendent Professional Certificate Online

Prepare for a top-level role leading and empowering the students, parents and faculty of a diverse school district.


Program Overview

Accelerate your professional growth with our superintendent certification online program

Move toward the next level in your career with the Superintendent Professional Certificate online program. You will complete the curriculum ready to oversee complex and essential responsibilities such as budget management, supervision of student success, human resources, staff recruitment, and the implementation of immediate and long-term goals for your district.

$7,707

Total Tuition

Tuition
as few as 8 months

Program Duration

Calendar
21

Credit Hours

Credit Hours

Dynamic, 100% online coursework supports the multifaceted role you're preparing for, and courses are taught by accessible, dedicated faculty who have worked at the central office and TEA levels. TAMIU will provide the coursework, practicum, and trainings required for you to apply to the state of Texas for superintendent certification.

This superintendent certification Texas online program explores a comprehensive assessment of the educational process in school systems, focusing on gathering, disaggregating and analyzing data to develop appropriate plans of action. The capstone practicum will demonstrate your ability to manage, make decisions and lead at the school-system level.

Graduates of this Superintendent Professional Certificate online program will be able to:

  • Interpret education policy, public financing, and school accountability to develop and implement effective campus teaching and learning processes
  • Evaluate research, theory and data to facilitate the development of a campus vision for learning, communication, legal and ethical interactions with a variety of stakeholders
  • Assess the principles of effective leadership, management and data-driven decision-making to ensure safe and effective learning environments
The State of Texas Education Agency seal

The Texas A&M International University College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification.

Tuition

Earn your Superintendent Professional Certificate online for less

Tuition for the Superintendent Professional Certificate online program is affordable and can be paid by the course. All fees are included.

In-State Tuition:

The following tuition applies only to Texas residents.

Program Tuition $7,707

In-State Tuition Per Credit hour: $367

 

Out-of-State Tuition:

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Program Tuition
$21,630
Out of State Tuition Per Credit hour
$1,030

Calendar

Choose a start date and secure your spot

The Superintendent Professional Certificate program is delivered online, featuring 7-week courses and three start dates each year. Choose the start date that is best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring I 2023 01/17/2023 01/03/2023 01/09/2023 01/11/2023 01/13/2023
Spring II 2023 03/20/2023 03/06/2023 03/13/2023 03/15/2023 03/20/2023
Summer I 2023 05/15/2023 05/01/2023 05/08/2023 05/10/2023 05/12/2023
Summer II 2023 07/10/2023 06/26/2023 07/03/2023 07/05/2023 07/07/2023

Graduate Programs Degree Plan

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Admissions

Superintendent Professional Certificate online admission requirements

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours
  • Texas Principal Certification or equivalent (five years of administrative experience in education)
  • Texas teacher certification (any field) and five years of teaching experience

International Transcript Evaluation:
TAMIU does their own foreign credential evaluations. Graduate School does not require third party evaluations nor are obligated to accept the results, or GPA calculations, if an evaluation is submitted. If an applicant submits an official evaluation, the evaluation does not replace official transcripts or certificates of graduation.

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be sent to:

Texas A&M International University
Graduate School
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 223
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041
OR
Electronically to [email protected]

Former TAMIU students do not need to submit TAMIU transcripts.

Upload the following documents to your application portal Click Here.

  1. FERPA consent found here
  2. Code of Ethics Form Teacher Candidate found here
  3. College of Education application found here
  4. Copy of your valid Texas Principal Certificate
  5. Complete the TAMIU College of Education On-line Screening Survey
  6. (If Required) Submit verification of minimum scaled scores on the (a) Test of English as a Foreign Language internet- Based Test (TOEFL iBT) of 24 for speaking, 22 for listening, 22 for reading, and 21 for writing or (b) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to evidence English language proficiency if your undergraduate or graduate degree was not earned at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or at an institution of higher education in a country outside of the United States as listed https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/laws-and-rules/sbec-rules-tac/texas-administrative-code-title-19-part-7

***If transcripts are uploaded to the portal, you will be asked to resend all official transcripts by mail or email and will delay the application process.

Have a question? Call us at 844-872-8712.

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Courses

Learn more about the courses in our online Superintendent Professional Certificate program

Curriculum for the Superintendent Professional Certificate online program is comprised of seven courses (21 credit hours), including a two-part practicum.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines understanding the social, cultural, political and economic conditions that are shaping the contemporary world and are the context for our present educational reforms, agenda and public discourse. Students will have opportunities to develop their own understanding and skills in becoming more effective leaders and to develop a strategies process to address emerging themes in education.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is an introductory course for the Superintendent certification candidate. The course focuses on the efficient management of the financial challenges in schools. Specific areas of interest include educational planning, budgeting, and accounting. Other topics include: public and school transportation, food services, and physical plant planning. A requisite for completion of this course is meeting the requirements to be eligible to sit for the Superintendent TExES representative exam.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is an introductory course for the superintendent certification candidate. The course examines current sociological and demographic educational issues. It includes management models, communication strategies, bond election campaigns, community advisory boards, interpersonal skills, and the role of information systems. Also included are political forces and interest groups at the local, state and federal levels. A requisite for completion of this course is meeting the requirements to be eligible to sit for the Superintendent TExES representative exam.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is an intermediate course for the Superintendent certification candidate. The course deals with the comprehensive assessment of the educational process in school systems. Primary focus will be to gather, disaggregate, and analyze data; and to develop appropriate plans of action. A requisite for completion of this course is meeting the requirements to be eligible to sit for the Superintendent TExES representative exam.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is an intermediate course for the Superintendent certification candidate. The emphasis of this course is on the role and responsibilities of the superintendent and central office team. Major topics are the superintendent’s relationship with the school board, legal issues, administration, staff/teacher organizations, state and federal agencies, and the challenge of educational leadership. A requisite for completion of this course is meeting the requirements to be eligible to sit for the Superintendent TExES representative exam.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is an advanced course for the Superintendent certification candidate. This course encapsulates the role and responsibilities of the school system superintendent. Superintendent candidates are required to demonstrate through their abilities to manage make decisions and lead at the school-system level through fieldwork. On the job, training is required as an intern in a superintendent’s office. Eighty (80) hours of administrative experience will be required at the end of this course. This course will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis. A requisite for completion of this course is meeting the requirements to be eligible to sit for the Superintendent TExES representative exam. A requisite for completion of this course is meeting the requirements to be eligible to sit for the Superintendent TExES representative exam.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is an advanced course for the Superintendent certification candidate. The course is designed to encapsulate the roles and responsibilities of the school system superintendent. Superintendent candidates are required to demonstrate their abilities to manage, make decisions, and lead at the school-system level through fieldwork. On the job training is required as a practicum student in a superintendent’s office. Superintendent candidates will be required to accumulate hours toward the certification process. Eighty (80) hours of administrative experience will be required at the end of this course. In addition to gaining practical experience in the schools, candidates will be required to document administrative experiences, complete written reflections, critique relevant journal articles, create documents, and post discussions.

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